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Re: Eastern Creek Sports Car Carnival
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2012, 11:47:50 AM »
Apart from the mechanical woes (and other woes) everyone suffered.  What a great weekend.  No doubt the VRA boys are very accommodating.  Us Mexicans need to reciprocate at Winton later in the year.

My personal thanks Bill Magoffin for opening up his house for the BBQ on Saturday night and particularly to Robert Panetta and his family for being so kind to Neil and I, it made the weekend for us.

I see you lowered your lap time again in the last race Robert, so you beat my qualifying time easily :) Lets resume that battle on my turf at Winton  ;)
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Re: Eastern Creek Sports Car Carnival
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2012, 04:18:41 PM »
Hi Phil

Was a pleasure for you + Niel to stay with us.
At least my wife knows who I hang around with.

I was amazed at the lap time also.
Once in the leed on first lap= turn 2,,,,I drove it like I stole it for 7 laps till that quad cam V6 out horespowered the poor little second hand engine twin spark.
Beaten by .4 (point 4) of a second,but im sure Dougy was only playing.
2nd outright was good enough for me.

Phil,,,dont tempt me to buy new tyres for Winton.
Hopefull John P (hollywood) or David H (apprentice),will give me some more of their second hand tyres again.
Billy (enforcer) has driven the 75 a few times.
He keeps saying= if I put some pistons n cams n new tyres on it,,= you will all be in trouble.
Name of the game is fun,and for some of us= not expensive race car repairs.
75 will stay on the trailer till a week before Winton in September,and all it will get is a full checkover and some new brake fluid.

Your turf at Winton ?
Are we playing in the grass ?
Track goes anti clockwise from memory.
My car seems to like LH corners
I will bring the secret wepon= bucket fulla lollies.

Encourage more Victorians to enter this event,and more Queenslanders= State of Origin= East Coast Challenge


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Re: Eastern Creek Sports Car Carnival
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2012, 04:55:59 PM »
I will ditto Phil's thanks to Bill's and Rob's generous hospitality, they made the entire weekend of racing all the worthwhile despite the mechanic problems. 

All the VRA guys were fantastic and extremely friendly and great to get along with.  Race with you all any day.  I will be back to Eastern Creek anytime, great track.

Rob, please keep thinking Winton goes anti-clockwise.

To all the Victorian Racers, start getting ready now for what is expected to be a great weekend of racing at Winton in September.  Lets show the NSW and Qld guys what we Vic's are made of.

So many many thanks to Bill, Rob and all the VRA guys.

Thanks Phil also for the road trip, I broke my gearbox in sympathy to your's.



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Re: Eastern Creek Sports Car Carnival
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2012, 06:48:53 PM »
Is this a private love-in or can anyone join in...

Thanks again to all those who entered the Sports Car Carnival and particularly to those who travelled.

It was a shame about all of the injuries, unprecedented in my time racing Alfa's..surely a record. Luckilly it was only metal that was hurt. The racing as always was keen but clean.

It was an honour to host the BBQ (sponsored by Manning Motors) on Saturday and to spend some quality time with you guys.

Roll on the ECC.


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Re: Eastern Creek Sports Car Carnival
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2012, 04:59:23 PM »

Just like to say i had a most enjoyable first time at the track and look forward to the next.

It's a shame their was so many DNF's on such a sunny weekend, but those car's will be back stronger and better next time.

Some great photos Neil.

Great bunch of guys also.

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Re: Eastern Creek Sports Car Carnival
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2012, 06:49:10 PM »
F*%K, What a weekend, its been my worst weekend in motorsport. Hopefully we will get it together for Winton, and catch up with all you Alfa Racers. Great to see the guys travelling from interstate, and hope we can catch up at Winton.


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Re: Eastern Creek Sports Car Carnival
« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2012, 01:35:50 PM »
Good news, I lied and in a way to make Phil feel better during the weekend, inspected car this morning and only a broken CV joint, all fixed now.  But just as well didn't go out again, no rear brake pads left and a broken muffler.  Though all could have been fixed in a couple of hours to keep racing and fly the Vic flag, but oh well, it happened and all the distraught.

Cheers all, good racing.


PS Thanks Hugh for helping.
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Re: Eastern Creek Sports Car Carnival
« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2012, 03:52:50 PM »
Good news Neil.
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